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Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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1st Timer- not what I thiught
"This was my 1st cruise we upgraded to a Jr Suite abd our accommodations were stellar!! LOTS of room. Only complaint was they could not get the air regulated and it was too hot. We were really glad we decided on a..."Read More
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Absolutely Horrible!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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10splayermiami
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

As a Crown and Anchor Platinum member...the overall experience was horrible. The food was average at best. The biggest issue I had was that the service was just not even close to what Ive experienced on an RC cruise before. The employees just seemed like they were there to just get a paycheck. I called customer service to discuss my issues as a customer and I felt like they were dismissive and not ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


1st Timer- not what I thiught

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Gradyfamily
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was my 1st cruise we upgraded to a Jr Suite abd our accommodations were stellar!! LOTS of room. Only complaint was they could not get the air regulated and it was too hot. We were really glad we decided on a balcony. The ship was nice and we found plenty to do on the ship. I had many spa services and enjoyed everything other than high pressure sales. In fact, I thought that the entire ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


1st time on Royal Caribbean + LAST TIME

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Capt Loot
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We've cruised for 15 years and this was our first Royal Caribbean cruise. It was very disappointing because the reputation was this was the best cruise line in the industry. The food was terrible and the entertainment was lacking significantly. The ship was not prepared departure took too long and we had to wait like cattle for almost two hours before being able to board the ship. The majority of ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


First cruise after her TA

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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NancyS13
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Embarking was an absolute mess! The coast guard too a long time for their inspection, I figured this would happen, so we didn’t show up as early as we usually do. We were still there about 15 minutes early because of the shuttle times. We were in terminal G, not sure why we didn’t go to the large new terminal, we were the only RC ship in port that day. The terminal was packed, hot, and one ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite


Sea Bus with Nursing Home Entertainment

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Lucky Charm 858
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

While the service crew were outstanding, and tried their hardest to make the cruise pleasant, the truth of it is that this is a Sea Bus. It is overcrowded (which makes good service very difficult), the ports of call are boring, with very little to see or do (a lot of passengers stayed on the boat and didn't even bother to get off), and far too much time is spent at sea (about half the days are ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

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What a horrible experience. Shame on Royal Caribbean

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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NextTimeFlyToCozumel
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was our first cruise and it was awful. Was it that the ship was filled with rude, lewd, snotty college kids? That may have been the heart of the problem, but we would have rolled with the punches if Royal Caribbean would simply have fed us. We were so hungry and thirsty the entire time. The vast number of kids made dining rooms, casino, and bars pretty much inaccessible. No big deal, right... ...
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Sail Date: March 2015


Confused? - Last Cruise before Dry Dock and Spring Break

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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tjrich2
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

As a first cruise we thought we were in a good time. Man we were mistaken. We booked this several months in advanced. We made sure to follow all the rules and regulations as i fly a ton and didnt want any issues. The confiscated the water we were told we could bring on-board. Then come to find out during the cruise others were allowed to keep their water either for religious reasons or simply ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Anniversary Surprise Gone Bad

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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LBerry6121
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I had been planning for months to surprise my wife for our 25th anniversary with a cruise, telling her to take vacation and telling her nothing else. Plans made for a relaxing cruise to celebrate and Thursday before we departed (Saturday) I let her know what we were doing. Being married 25 years it also meant I knew enough to give her time to properly pack and not showing up at the port and her ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Price Not Worth It

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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schneidy01
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Pros • The food in the dining room and buffets was good (but not outstanding) • The dining room staff was very friendly (especially our assistant waiter) • We had a family oceanview stateroom, which was spacious and nice • The overall decor in the ship was quite tasteful, and the artwork in the stairways, and the hallways leading to the staterooms was nice • The shows were good, but not ...
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Sail Date: February 2015


Unexpectedly Great Experience

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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airkiwi
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Prior to sailing we knew it was an 'older boat', and read the reviews that complained about decor, food, and other various things. But our overall impression after we got off the boat was very positive - almost everything was much better than we expected. These are just some random notes we made, and hopefully they'll be applicable after the boat comes back in May. Food Much better than we ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


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